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Bobbie Craig

November 30, 1945 — December 8, 2014

On December 8, 2014, Bobbie Evelyn Giddens Craig, age 69, went on ahead home to Jesus. She was greeted there by her mother Evelyn Yvonne Stewart Giddens and father Bobby O’Neal Giddens who had welcomed her into our world in Leveland, Texas, on November 30, 1945. She spent plenty of time tracking down our genealogy and so she knew by name the generations who had gone on before her and we all knew many of the closest awaited her on the other side. We take great comfort that our Great Aunts Treva Norvell Stewart Holly, Jakey Geneva Stewart, Patsyjo Stewart Lowe and Great Uncles Bill Allen Stewart, Willard Holly (husband of Aunt Treva), Boyce Windon Stewart, and J. C. Stewart were all there to greet her along with her grandparents Gricie Levell Richardson Stewart, William Allen John Stewart, and Grandma Giddens Maude Nevada Gilliam Giddens and most likely Mayes Elmer Giddens and another whole set of Aunts and Uncles on the Giddens side. And certainly her in-laws Charlie “Sprout” and Lulu May “Jane” Dunkle Craig and a whole mess of cousins and friends were there when she got her wings. Our dear sweet mother left from home in the morning and we are sure she is saving a place for the rest of us, including her husband Jesse Lewis Craig, whom she married on May 30, 1972, her daughters, Traci Yvon Craig and Kimberly Jo Craig, her sister Jakey Laverne Giddens and Jakey’s husband George Barman, brother-in-law Dan Edward Craig, and two nephews James Rocco Gintonio and Steve O’Neal Gintonio and their families. Her life was spent on the road and in our hearts. She grew up in Odessa, Texas and graduated from Permian High school 1964. After she was married in 1972, she traveled extensively with her husband, Jesse Craig, but made her home for many years in Fort Sumner and relocated to Odessa, Texas when her father passed in 2003. She never stayed in one place too terribly long and saw more of this country than most of us ever will including the Philippines, some parts of South America, Mexico, Canada, and every state in the union (except Alaska), and a few US territories for good measure. She made everywhere she was a home for certain and an adventure for sure. And now she is visiting a place we have yet to see and we will miss her dearly, but she will visit our memories often, never leave our hearts, and love us always. A viewing and visitation will be held Wednesday from 1-6pm at the Chavez Funeral Home. Services will be held at 11am Thursday, December 11, 2014 at The Church on the Hill with Sister Anna Teeter-Gentile officiating, interment will follow in the Craig family plot, Fort Sumner Cemetery. Pallbearers will include Jim Lyssy, Bill West, Steve Hatler, Andy Winn, Rocky Gintonio, and Randy Martinez. The family requests memorial contributions in Bobbie's memory to the Fort Sumner Women's Club, P.O. Box 328, Fort Sumner, NM 88119, or to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Chavez Funeral Home, 830 N. Fifth Street, Fort Sumner, NM. (575) 355-2311. To place an online tribute or sign the guest book go to www.chavezfuneralhome.com
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